8 Tactical Air Center


Date Raised : 1965-09-08 Location : Mathura
8 TAC, AF was raised on 8 Sep 1965 at Jammu. It was established to control Air Force Unitss in conducting joint operations with No 1 Corps. It is affiliated to 1 Corps, the elite strike corps of the Indian Army that was raised at Varanasi in Apr 65 prior to Indo-Pak war. The centre moved back to Mathura after 65 Ops on 16 Mar 66. The Units moved to its present KLP location, within 1 Corps area, in 2001. At the time of formation of the centre, it was placed under the command and control of HQ WAC, IAF.As the peace time location of this centre was at Mathura, the command and control of the Units was transferred to HQ CAC, IAF in 1967. However, as the envisaged Op role of the Units " "was in geographical area of HQ WAC, IAF, the functional and admin control was reverted to " "HQ WAC, IAF through Adv HQ WAC Chandimandir in Sep 95.

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
01 Jan 66 to 01 Dec 68Group Captain Douglas George King-Lee3040 F(P)COMathura
Unknown to 01 Dec 71Group Captain Swaranjit Singh1901 F(N)COMathura
01 Jun 72 to 30 Jun 73Group Captain Brijpal Singh Sikand3947 F(P)COSamba/ Mathura
01 Nov 76 to 31 Oct 78Group Captain Melatur Srinivasa Muthuswami4714 F(P)COMathura
Unknown to 31 Mar 90Group Captain Anil Kumar Ghosh6525 F(P)COMathura
01 Apr 90 to 01 Aug 92Group Captain Perinbanayagam Daniel Jeyasingh10923 F(N)COMathura
01 Dec 92 to 31 Aug 96Group Captain Arun Kumar Singh9521 F(P)COMathura
01 Oct 96 to 01 Jul 99Group Captain Ravinder Singh Raghav13142 F(P)COMathura
Unknown to Group Captain Arvind Kumar Singh16820 F(P)COMathura

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